Maureen Clifford - Profile

Maureen Clifford

Editor of Poetry

Bio

A poet and author, a mother to one son and over the years numerous dearly loved dogs. This self confessed animal lover lives with her two dogs in a semi-rural city an hour out of Brisbane both of her dogs were pound puppies and had been abused dogs but now her two girls are pampered pooches and much loved. After 30 years spent in the Private Health Insurance industry a foray for 6 years as a self employed grazier on a sheep property in SE Queensland was probably the happiest time of my life, and is sadly missed. It certainly got my poetic juices sparking thats for sure although I love where I live now in my renovated old Queenslander, despite nearly getting wet feet in the 2011 floods but I still miss those open spaces. I held the position of one of the community editors on the now defunct ABC POOL site for 3 years which I greatly enjoyed, but moving on these days sees me as an active on line member of The Australian Bush Poets Association (ABPA) , as well as being a regular subscriber to Silver Peers, Writers Dock, Linkedin, Goodreads and Mosaic Musings poetry sites. Currently I manage 3 Facebook pages for TAT Poetry, ABPA, and Lil Brumbies for the Hoofs2010 Inc. Brumby Rescue Group as well as my own page and blog site. I am also the poetry editor for The Australia Times Poetry Magazine. Now retired from the workforce, I have taught myself to do photo restorations which came in very handy when putting together our family tree as many old photos were in a bad state. I still dabble with it but it is hard on the eyesight. I concentrate more these days on my writing and poetry, with some work published in anthologies and periodicals in America, Australia, New Zealand and the UK as well as on numerous Forums and Web Sites.. My strong suit is Bush Poetry although I write in most genres. Writing poetry is my passion and you will find my work listed under several names. My early works appear under the non-de-plume of Khadizia or Mahalia but all of my later works as Maureen Clifford, The Scribbly Bark Poet. For those of you who love anything Australian my Ebook has stories of working dogs, sheep, goats, chooks, horses and other things with tails plus a bit of Aussie humour. If you support our men and women in uniform as well, there is a section of military poetry. My family has military connections to both the Navy and the Air Force over several generations. Theres the odd dig at the Aussie male in there, some trucking poems and one or two other things hence the title "Aussie Tails and Aussie Males and one or two other things." http://bookstore.bookcountry.com/Products/SKU-000641615/Aussie-Tails-and-Aussie-Males-and-One-or-Two-Other-Things.aspx

Magazines Maureen writes for

Articles Maureen has written

Maureen has contributed 339 articles to The Australia Times

Books

Volume 4 , issue 8

Fiction

Volume 4 , issue 9

Volume 3 , issue 6

Volume 3 , issue 4

Volume 3 , issue 1

Volume 2 , issue 7

Gourmet

Volume 3 , issue 5

Volume 3 , issue 4

Volume 3 , issue 2

Outback

Volume 3 , issue 2

Volume 3 , issue 1

Poetry

Volume 5 , issue 9

Volume 5 , issue 8

Volume 5 , issue 7

Volume 5 , issue 6

Volume 5 , issue 4

Volume 5 , issue 2

Volume 5 , issue 1

Volume 4 , issue 25

Volume 4 , issue 24

Volume 4 , issue 23

Volume 4 , issue 22

Volume 4 , issue 19

Volume 4 , issue 17

Volume 4 , issue 16

Volume 4 , issue 15

Volume 4 , issue 14

Volume 4 , issue 13

Volume 4 , issue 12

Volume 4 , issue 11

Volume 4 , issue 10

Volume 4 , issue 9

Volume 4 , issue 8

Volume 4 , issue 7

Volume 4 , issue 6

Volume 4 , issue 5

Volume 4 , issue 4

Volume 4 , issue 3

Volume 4 , issue 2

Volume 3 , issue 27

Volume 3 , issue 26

Volume 3 , issue 25

Volume 3 , issue 24

Volume 3 , issue 23

Volume 3 , issue 22

Volume 3 , issue 21

Volume 3 , issue 20

Volume 3 , issue 19

Volume 3 , issue 18

Volume 3 , issue 17

Volume 3 , issue 16

Volume 3 , issue 15

Volume 3 , issue 14

Volume 3 , issue 13

Volume 3 , issue 12

Volume 3 , issue 11

Volume 3 , issue 10

Volume 3 , issue 9

Volume 3 , issue 5

Volume 2 , issue 22

Volume 2 , issue 14

Volume 2 , issue 13

Volume 2 , issue 8

Volume 2 , issue 6

Volume 2 , issue 5

Volume 2 , issue 4

Volume 2 , issue 2

Volume 2 , issue 1

Volume 02 , issue 22

Volume 02 , issue 14

Volume 02 , issue 13

Volume 02 , issue 8

Volume 02 , issue 6

Volume 02 , issue 5

Volume 02 , issue 4

Volume 02 , issue 2

Volume 02 , issue 1

Volume 1 , issue 3

Volume 1 , issue 2